How to view song lyrics in the Music app in iOS 10

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iOS 10 gives Apple Music a makeover.
iOS 10 gives Apple Music a makeover.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s stock Music app is getting a big overhaul with iOS 10, and one of the biggest new features to look forward to is the ability to view lyrics while listening to favorite tracks. Here’s what you need to do to find them.

Before we dive into this tutorial, note that Apple doesn’t yet have the lyrics for every song in your library — or even all those available on Apple Music. So you might not see the lyrics option for every song you play. But if it’s there, here’s how you find it.

Music iOS 10
Tap the mini-player to view the Now Playing screen.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

Begin by opening up the Music app and playing the track you want to listen to, then jump into the Now Playing screen by tapping the mini-player at the bottom of the screen.

Lyrics Music iOS 10
The Lyrics button will appear here if lyrics are available.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

Now open up the options menu by tapping the three dots in the bottom-right corner. If lyrics are available, you’ll see a Lyrics option beneath Create Station — tap this to display them. If lyrics aren’t available, the button just won’t appear. Sing on!